THE Crafts Center
Glass Classes

For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the glass studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions F & K. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASSimage of student working on stained glass
Instructors: Section A - Deborah Rodgers; Section B - Eva Johannes

A beginner class, no experience necessary. Add some color to your world! Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher.  Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The supply fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and the panel.


Section A: Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 27 – October 1

 

Section B: Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 16 – December 4 (skip November 20 & 27)

 

Supply fee
$28

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


DECORATIVE GLASS BEAD MAKINGimage of glass beads

Instructor: Kathy Driggers

A beginner’s class. Make really cool jewelry beads from molten glass! Learn to layer-in colors and patterns into a growing bead as you shape the glass around a turning metal mandrel. Supply fee includes glass rod and fuel for use during class.

 

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, August 28 – October 2

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$23

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


THE ART OF FUSING AND SLUMPING fused and slumped glass in molds
Instructor: Jean Cheely 


An introductory class. Fuse art glass into forms including jewelry components, small plates and candleholders. This class combines the excitement of kiln fusing and forming with cutting techniques used in flat glass. Supply fee includes glass and use of tools for projects made during class. Visit Jean’s website: jeancheely.com.


Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, September 29 – October 20

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Supply fee

$28

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS image of stained glass box

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers


Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two-dimensional panel. The supply fee covers a generous amount of glass and other supplies. Solder will be available for purchase.

 

Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 15 – November 19 (This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class or have equivalent experience.

 

Supply fee

$26

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


SCULPTING GLASS OFF-MANDRELimage of hot glass being worked off-mandrel
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

 

Learn to sculpt glass using small rods and tubes of borosilicate glass suitable for use with our gas torch system. In this weekend class, students will spend two days exploring the basics of working off-mandrel to create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. In addition to the $10 supply fee paid at registration, a $15 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the end of class and covers glass rod and tube for use during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit locallygrownart.com.


Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

(This workshop is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the “Decorative Glass Bead Making” class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee
$10

Class fee

I = $44
II = $80
III= $89


CONTROLLED FLUIDITY: AN INTERMEDIATE FUSING CLASS image of glass jewelry
Instructor: Danene Groenke 


An intermediate class full of new techniques! Construct small dichroic pattern bars to be sliced by saw for use in a pendant or earrings. Slice more bars and refuse to make a plate and accent your plate using puddle melt. Decorate a small sun catcher or holiday ornament using kiln carving techniques. The supply fee paid at registration covers most of the materials used during class. An additional $10 kit of specialty glass and embellishments will be payable to the instructor at the start of class. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.


Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 27 – November 17

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the introductory fusing class or be proficient in the basics of fusing glass.

 

Supply fee

$22

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


JEWELRY WITH A FOCAL POINT glass bead pendant and earrings
Instructor: Linda Searcy 


Have a growing collection of lampworked glass beads and need inspiration on how to use them? Incorporate various materials (copper, leather, rubber cording) to make earrings, pendants and bracelets. We’ll make bead caps and closures and learn disc cutting, doming/forming, texturing, wire wrapping, leather knotting and much more. A $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night covers a kit of leather, rubber cording, copper sheet and wire. Bring your own lampworked glass beads or the instructor will have sets available for purchase. Visit Linda’s website: lindasearcy.jewelspan.com/home.

 

Tuesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, October 28 – November 11

(This class is now FULL. Call us to be added to the waitlist - don't send any payment.)

 

Class fee
I = $25
II = $45
III= $50


GLITTERING GLASS (Workshop) glittering glass beads
Instructor: Kaleigh Hessel


For intermediate level lampworkers. Spend a little time refining bead shapes before progressing to surface design. Frits and powders, along with foils, wire and reduction glass will be explored to create organic works of art filled with sparkle. We’ll also explore color reactions between different colors and types of glass. Last but not least, you’ll get some samples of silver glass rods to create stunning effects filled with dramatic colors! In addition to the supply fee paid at registration, a charge of $33 paid to the instructor at the start of class includes a kit of 25 different rods, foil, frits powders, wire and reduction glass.


Saturday, November 15, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, and Sunday, November 16, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 

Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee

$10

 

Workshop fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions F & K. Find all the details on the NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457